Summary: Pros: Lightweight & Sleek Design Cons: Awkward Mousepad design Terrible Customer Service High chances of requiring repair four times within first six months of purchase, so I barely had time to use it effectively as it was in the depot most of the time
Bad Keyboard distribution and not good wireless adapter
4 weeks ago
Summary: The laptop is very portable, with i7 is powerfull but keyboard is not ergonomic particulary the distribution of some keys traditionally on the right now are in the left, some models of X1 has multimedia issues with Realtek drivers, in general the Wireless adapter or maybe the antenna is not good to join the networks, several issues depending of the Access Point this laptop is trying to hanging up.
Summary: The laptop is amazing. Boot up times were fast, no slowdown with internet and word processing activities. I personally enjoyed the keyboard. It was weird to not have a caps look and the whole backspace/delete button. I got used to it. The adaptive row of keys was also getting used to. It did add extra steps. The inclusion of lock key was helpful. I got used to it. Sound amazing, light weight, and great screen. Battery life is 6 to 8hrs with brightness low.
Summary: This machine is attractive, light and runs Ubuntu like a champ, but falls so very short of what I've come to expect from a Thinkpad. For reference, my previously former and now again current (since my return of the X1 after only 5 days of heart-wrenching ownership) machine is the X220, which is like a rugged computing toy with a perfectly pleasant interface. The X1 suffers from: 1.
The touchpad is a steaming turd pile...I can't use this thing anymore!!
14 September 2014
Summary: If you read through the other reviews, everyone does a nice job of talking about all the good things about the X1. And I agree with all those things. All the checklist stuff. But you don't know if you will like a machine until you have used it. I waited forever for the Haswell products to ship and when the X1 became available, I jumped on it. I did a lot of research prior and asked several people their opinions on Thinkpads. It turns out they were all wrong.
Summary: Recently, I got a chance to spend a day with this 2014 X1 Carbon and the following are my impressions as a long-time ThinkPad enthusiast (since my first "Butterfly" C701 in 1995) -- PROS (vis-a-vis 2013 Model) runs a bit cooler battery lasts much longer onelink port is better than usb 3 for docking two usb 3 ports (only one on the 2013) CONS carbon fiber casing not soft like before very noisy touchpad trackpoint sucks without physical buttons for us old-timers keyboard...
Summary: The notebook arrived completely new and.....dead. Had to wait for replacement of motherboard straight from the start. I have had Thinkpads for last 20 years, but never faced such a disappointment.
Disappointed. X1 Crashed. 3 Weeks+ Without Resolution
9 June 2014
Summary: Within 3 days out of the box my new X1 crashed. I submitted it, as directed by Lenovo support, to Lenovo's authorized service center for resolution. They informed me that a memory fault was the cause. Over the past 3 weeks, I was informed that the necessary part was on back order and most recently, the service center is now awaiting approval for a replacement.